The lockdown caused schools to shut. Parents and children do not know what to do to continue learning sometimes. What about quizzes and activities on Zoom? If you’re wondering what the heck a quiz night is, click here and read about the British pub quiz night that can easily transferred to your home and become a family affair.
Online learning is here to stay. Thankfully, it is easy and can be great fun. Let me tell you how our family is doing something to help all of us with lockdown learning.
Fun family quizzes are becoming a tradition
Every Friday night for weeks, we have been organising a quiz for the extended family. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles gather in front of screens to play a few quiz rounds. Our kids love it and have even joined in making some of the rounds up in PowerPoint.
You could do something like this with your family or even with a group of friends. Zoom is cheap or free and works on loads of devices. Some of our quiz rounds have included:
- Name the animal by its sound in a foreign language
- Identify the famous place by its Google Earth satellite picture
- Old video game picture challenge
There are thousands of different things you could do to make a simple quiz round.
General knowledge and curiosity are good
How does this help learning? Quizzes aren’t ‘academic,’ but they are great at building a love of knowledge and curiosity. My kids like to know stuff so they can slip it into a quiz round.
When kids see adults who are happy to know the right answer, they are impressed. Kids often deal with pressure to not be the teacher’s pet or the nerd in school. Being rewarded for having the correct answer is a great change.
Brilliant activities can bring people together
Quizzes are not the only activity available. Here are some other things you could do to encourage learning online:
- Take a virtual tour of a famous place. Excite your kids with a tour of Angkor Wat or the Roman Colosseum.
- Visit the White House or 10 Downing Street and look through their rooms.
- Live webcams are used for better stuff than just…well, you know… You can go live to the African savannah, Aquarium of the Pacific, and even try to Drive Me Insane.
All these activities are free. Once you master the screen sharing functions of Zoom, the world’s your oyster!
Learning virtually is easy
You might be looking for a way to supplement your children’s school lessons. Maybe you’re trying to find activities to do with your kids and their grandparents. Whatever the case, you can find something interesting online. Have a look around! Be ready to learn and laugh – especially if you visit the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel Live Cam.